USDA to hold webinars on HBIIP funding opportunity


The USDA has announced it will hold a series of training webinars related to the recently announced $100 million in grants it plans to award through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program.
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The Andersons restarts 2 ethanol plants


The Andersons has resumed ethanol production at its ethanol plants in Albion, Michigan, and Denison, Iowa, after idling all five of its ethanol facilities in March due to falling liquid fuel demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Groups ask Congress to provide COVID-19 relief for biofuels


A group of 11 ag and biofuel groups sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on May 11 asking congress to provide COVID-19 relief for ethanol and biodiesel producers.
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Ag groups ask Congress to address GHG emissions from annual crops


The Biogenic CO2 Coalition is asking lawmakers to direct the U.S. EPA to promptly publish a rule that states neither agricultural biomass nor woody biomass contribute to excess greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere.
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Midwest AgEnergy evaluates options for Blue Flint ethanol plant


Midwest AgEnergy Group, the parent company of the Blue Flint, is evaluating alternative thermal energy and utility options after plans were announced to close Coal Creek Station, a power plant that provides water and steam to Blue Flint.
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US ethanol industry disappointed in new Colombian duties


The Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism (MINCIT) has announced it will impose duties of $0.1997/gallon on U.S. ethanol exports to Colombia. The USGC, Growth Energy and RFA said the duties are unjustified.
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Senators urge Trump to protect RFS, reject waiver requests


A bipartisan group of 24 senators sent a letter to President Trump on May 7 urging him to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard and immediately reject the RFS waiver requests filed with the U.S. EPA by several oil state governors last month.
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EIA: Ethanol production up, weekly ending stocks fall


U.S. ethanol production was up by more than 11 percent the week ending May 1 while weekly ethanol ending stocks fell by nearly 3 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 6.
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US exports nearly 140 million gallons of ethanol in March


The U.S. exported 139.93 million gallons of ethanol and 899,730 metric tons of distillers grains in March, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on May 5. Exports of both products were down when compared to March 2019.
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USTR report discusses barriers to US exports of ethanol, DDGS


The USTR recently issued its 2020 National Trade Estimate, an annual report detailing foreign trade barriers faced by U.S. exporters of goods and services and USTR’s efforts to reduce those barriers. Ethanol and DDGS are among the products addressed.
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